He must be very ignorant for he answers every question he is asked.
Quote by Voltaire
Whoever serves his country well has no need of ancestors.
If God did not exist, it would be necessary to invent him
The first step, my son, which one makes in the world, is the one on...
Judge a man by his questions rather than his answers.
The Holy Roman Empire is neither Holy, nor Roman, nor an Empire.
I have only ever made one prayer to God, a very short one: O Lord,...
A witty saying proves nothing.
Doubt is not a pleasant condition but certainty is an absurd one.
Appreciation is a wonderful thing: It makes what is excellent in others belong to us...
By appreciation, we make excellence in others our own property.
Originality is nothing but judicious imitation. The most original writers borrowed from one another. The...
Clever tyrants are never punished.
Minds differ still more than faces
History should be written as philosophy.
Of all religions, the Christian should of course inspire the most tolerance, but until now...
This self-love is the instrument of our preservation; it resembles the provision for the perpetuity...
Repose is a good thing, but boredom is its brother
I keep to old books, for they teach me something; from the new I learn...
I would define a book as a work of magic whence escape, all kinds of...
If there's a book you really want to read but it hasn't been written yet,...